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2019 Graduation Rates Show Gains in Subgroups
Rochester Public Schools

RPS celebrates several accomplishments with the 2019 graduation data released by Minnesota Department of Education. 

he Minnesota Department of Education has released the Minnesota Report Card with 2019 graduation rates for the State of Minnesota. Rochester Public Schools’ graduation rate is 85.9% this year, compared with the State average of 83.7%.

Rochester Public Schools is celebrating several accomplishments with the release of the data. The four-year graduation rate for our three comprehensive high schools is 91%. The District has seen a gain in the subgroups of Asian, Hispanic/Latino, Black, Special Education, and Free and Reduced Price Lunch students. The results are located below for your review. 

Superintendent Muñoz attributed the growth in many of our subgroups to our focus on social-emotional learning and equity. “We focus on developing relationships with students and identifying the individual needs of students,” said Superintendent Muñoz. “I am proud of the work at all of our schools. Our teachers, support staff, and administrators are identifying programs and interventions to address students’ needs.” Multi-tiered interventions, more social and emotional support, and an increased number of educational pathways for students are several additional factors attributing to RPS’s graduation rates. 

RPS 2019 Graduation Rates
Category 4-Year Percent (RPS) 4-Year Percent (Minnesota)
All Students 85.9 83.7
Asian Students 92.9 87.6
Hispanic Students 79.6 69.9
Black Students 80.3 69.9
White Students 87.8 88.7
Two or More Races 79.5 72.3
EL Students 65.7 67.2
Special Education Students 66.3 63.0
Free Reduced Lunch Students 76.4 71.0